As it would happen, Comer himself announced in a tweet on Friday that he was joining the Detroit Tigers orginization.
The right-hander was the 57th-overall pick in 2011 by the Toronto Blue Jays.
However he has spent most of his minor league career in the Houston Astros’ minor league system.
A former starting pitcher, Comer transitioned to the bullpen full time, producing some excellent results along the way.
In 63.2 innings for Houston’s Triple-A club in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, the reliever was a bit unlucky as his BABIP finished at .367.
Still, he struck out 10.46 batters per nine innings to go along with a 3.68 ERA and a 3.78 FIP.
The right-hander surrendered just 0.71 home runs per nine frames while notching a 72.8% strand rate.
It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Comer develop into a consistent contributor for the Tigers. The bullpen is in flux, to say the least and the former Astros farmhand certainly has shown he can consistently record outs.
That should leave plenty of room for Comer to crack the Major League roster at some point next season.
Coincidentally, we here at Motor City Bengals actually wrote last week about Comer being an intriguing depth piece that the Tigers should take a flier on.